City Directories and History: In the spring of 2018, R&R founder, W.B. Fairey traveled to Lowndesville, S.C. to photograph a number of historic sites in the community. Though once a very
prosperous turn of the century farming community, it has now begun to fade into obscurity, however many of the historic properties are beautifully maintained! While there, we met several interesting and helpful individuals, loved the community and hope that somehow these historic houses can be saved from decay and ruin. Enjoy the pictures and information below and link to the images from the Blythe Collection showing many of the same buildings from ca. 1982.
Click on the Sanborn Map icon, below, to see an early map showing the layout of the town.
Yorkville Enquirer, October 28, 1863: Young mill owner in Lowndesville
E. W. South, a young man, built on Rocky River two power looms, a machine for resetting cotton cards, and a machine for picking holes through leather for cards. His looms produce 60 yds. of cloth per day, he reset 2,000 pairs of cards “this year.”
IMAGE GALLERY – 2018
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Please enjoy this structure and all those listed in Roots and Recall. But remember each is private property. So view them from a distance or from a public area such as the sidewalk or public road.
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